In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 80th Birthday Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music celebrates its 15th Anniversary.
A landmark performance, ‘Zubin Mehta Live in front of the Grand Palace’ was the first international standard outdoor western classical concert in Bangkok.
The maestro framed by the beauty of the Grand Palace, especially illuminated for the performance, had the audience spellbound. This CD captures the magic of those few hours in a setting that echoed the power of the music.
“The most striking aspects of this concert are the energy and purpose of Mehta's conducting and the undoubted warmth of the Israel Philharmonic's string section which plays its heart out in the great melody in the Brahms finale.” BBC Music Magazine
“The biggest success is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol...Mehta leads a buoyant tour through the work’s charms, and the result is a very sunny performance...Brahms’ first symphony comes off reasonably well too. The tormented passages of the first movement are attacked with a strong bite” MusicWeb
Royal Thai Anthem
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a
Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364 (Ilya Konovalov (violin) and Roman Spitzer (viola))
Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolai: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Strauss I, Johann: Radetsky March, Op. 228 - Encore
Strauss II, Johann: Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 - Encore